DAY 2 BRINGS ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE TO THE MCACN SHOW
Here at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals we like to
be trend setters. Recognizing the increased enthusiasm
over Real Day 2 cars, we launched our exclusive judging
categories, recognizing the cars that have period correct
modifications, but have been restored or preserved to
Concours level standards. Our Day 2 Concours categories
recognize that if you purchased your 1967 Yenko or
Nickey Super Camaro back in the day, it did not leave
the assembly line with that 427 under the hood, which
would incur major point deductions under regular Stock
Concours judging standards. Since nowadays, these
Supercars are among the most sought after and valuable
examples of American Muscle ever built, we recognized
the need for Concours level standards for authentic Day
2 cars. We also acknowledge the non dealer modified
examples. These are the cars that have somehow survived
with their period correct modifications, or have been
restored to as they were using period correct parts.
Bill Wente 1967 Chevelle SS- Photo
from June 1969
The primary difference between the Day 2 Concours
standards and our Modified categories lies
within the dating of the parts and when the actual
modifications were performed. In other words, if it is a
1969 car and it has Radial T/A’s and an electronic
ignition, that won’t work in Day 2. Part numbers, date
codes and authenticity is checked. No modern brakes,
electronics or other “current” mods are allowed in Day
2, but they are welcomed in our Modified
categories. Here is the bottom line difference;
Concours Day 2 Judged Vehicles: Vehicles are judged on a
1,000 point scale with no deductions taken for period
correct accessories and modifications, including era
correct drive-train and wheel and/or tire swaps. Note;
deviations from stock must be deemed “period correct.”
This is not a class for clones or tributes. VIN must
match car being presented.
Modified Judged Vehicles: Vehicles are
judged on a 1,000 point scale with no deductions for
deviations from stock. Overall attention to cleanliness
and detail inside and outside along with panel fit and
finish is considered.
Stock cars desiring a less intense form
of judging can also be judged in this this class.
Bill with his
car back in the day...
The MCACN show is the first to formally acknowledge and
properly judge these cars. Our Day 2 Judging team, led
by Day 2 Team Leader Dru Diesner, is intimately familiar
with not only Dealer-built Supercars, but also 60’s,
70’s and 80’s vintage speed and aftermarket parts. They
know the difference between modern day parts and the
real thing! We are very proud to say this is one of the
fastest growing and most popular parts of our show, and
we see increased interest every year.
Day 2 Concours Award- Photo Credit Gary Gerstner
REAL DAY 2 INVITATIONAL DISPLAY;
With that being said, we are pleased to announce our
first official Real Day 2 Invitational Display. This
special gathering will spotlight not only the Nickey,
Mr. Norm’s, Royal and Yenko cars, but also the cars that
were modified shortly after the owners took delivery.
Let’s face it...stock wheels and tires rarely stayed on,
and if you didn’t add air shocks, an 8-track player and
headers, well, you just weren’t happenin! If you own a
prime example of a REAL Day 2 car, like the one shown
above, please consider joining us. If it happens to be
an unrestored and period perfect original, but has a few
bumps and bruises from being used as it was intended,
that is fine. Of course if it is restored to perfection
exactly as it left the showroom floor with period
correct mods, we welcome that
also. Cars in this very special display do not need to
be judged, but rest assured, if you do choose to have it
judged, our Concours Day 2 judging criteria is
appropriate, and we have spent countless hours making
sure it suits these vehicles. And of course, a Day 2
Concours award and certificate earned from the MCACN
show certainly adds credibility (and value) to your car!
MCACN Judging Supervisor -Working Hard at MCACN
We are very proud of our Judging team, led by Judging
Supervisor Bill Braun. Bill has assembled a team that
includes many nationally acknowledged marque experts.
All of our judges have many years of experience and they
know the cars they are judging. This means that if you
enter a Hemi ‘cuda, it is judged by a Mopar expert and
if you enter a GTO, it is judged by a Pontiac expert. We
also have an incredible team of onsite consultants which
is made up of many of the most respected experts and
restorers in the country. This group includes Frank
Badalson, Scott Tiemann, Steven Minore, Bob Perkins and
many more. And of course, our Corvette judging group
consists of a true “dream team” made up of numerous
folks with impressive resumes, many with years of
Bloomington Gold judging experience.
Zach at MCACN 2015 Awards- Photo Credit: Tim Costello
If you own a REAL Day 2 car and would like to be a part
of this very special gathering, please e-mail me at
Please send pictures and most importantly, the history
and story of your car. I am sure that this will be one
of the wildest and most fun special displays we have
ever done, sure to rekindle all kinds of stories and
memories, so bring ‘em on!
We are now accepting applications for
Muscle Bicycles and
Registration prices will increase after June, 1 2016, so
be sure to register early!
Please plan on joining
us for our 8th Annual event, when we return to the
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont,
(suburban Chicago), Illinois. The show will take place
Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday,
November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm. We have lined up FIVE
Official Host hotels, all offering special pricing and
perks for our participants and spectators. Click
here for full hotel
information and direct booking links. Title
Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
REMINDER TO OUR
Same Space vendor spot reservations must be received by
4-1-2016. Any spaces not pre-reserved after 4-1-16 will
be assigned on a first paid basis.
Thanks, and let the countdown to decent weather begin!